BAFTA TV Award Nominations 2016

This year’s BAFTA TV nominations are in, and BBC’s Wolf Hall is leading the pack with four nominations, including the Oscar-winning Mark Rylance for his role as Thomas Cromwell.

Rylance is up against Idris Elba, Ben Whishaw and Stephen Graham for the Leading Actor prize. Rylance’s Wolf Hall co-stars Claire Foy and Anton Lesser are also up for Leading Actress and Supporting Actor awards.

Peter Kay’s BBC1 comedy Car Share and Channel 4 drama This Is England ’90 each received three nominations.

Despite being one of the most talked-about shows last year, BBC1’s Poldark received no nominations.

Following the record-breaking success of her album 25 and Brit award triumph, Adele received her first BAFTA nomination for the BBC1 special Adele At The BBC. But will the singer be able to compete with Chris Evan’s TFI Friday anniversary special, Britain’s Got Talent or Strictly Come Dancing?

The BAFTA Television Awards will take place on May 8th 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Read the full list of nominations below:

Leading Actor

Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall (BBC2)
Idris Elba – Luther (BBC1)
Ben Whishaw – London Spy (BBC2)

Stephen Graham – This is England ‘90 (Channel 4)

Leading Actress

Claire Foy – Wolf Hall (BBC2)

Ruth Madeley – Don’t Take My Baby (BBC3)

Sheridan Smith – The C-Word (BBC1)

Suranne Jones – Doctor Foster (BBC1)

Supporting Actor

Anton Lesser – Wolf Hall (BBC2)

Cyril Nri – Cucumber (Channel 4)

Ian McKellan – The Dresser (BBC2)

Tom Courtenay – Unforgotten (ITV)

Supporting Actress

Chanel Cresswell – This is England ‘90 (Channel 4)

Eleanor Worthington-Cox – The Enfield Haunting (Sky Living)

Lesley Manville – River (BBC1)

Michelle Gomez – Doctor Who (BBC1)

Entertainment Performance

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC1)

Leigh Francis – Celebrity Juice (ITV2)

Romesh Ranganathan – Agent Provocateur (BBC3)

Stephen Fry – QI (BBC2)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Michaela Cole – Chewing Gum (Channel 4)
Miranda Hart – Miranda (BBC1)
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe (Channel 4)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Hugh Bonneville – W1A (BBC2)
Javone Prince – The Javone Prince Show (BBC2)
Peter Kay – Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)
Toby Jones – Detectorists (BBC 4)

Single Drama

The C-Word (BBC1)
Cyberbully (Channel 4)
Don’t Take My Baby (BBC3)
The Go-Between (BBC1)


Doctor Foster (BBC1)
The Enfield Haunting (Sky Living)
London Spy (BBC2)
This is England ‘90 (Channel 4)

Drama Series

Humans (Channel 4)
The Last Panthers (Sky Atlantic)
No Offence (Channel 4)
Wolf Hall (BBC2)

Soap and Continuing Drama

Coronation Street (ITV)
EastEnders (BBC1)
Emmerdale (ITV)
Holby City (BBC1)


The Good Wife (More4)
Narcos (Netflix)
Spiral (BBC4)
Transparent (Amazon Prime)

Factual series

The Detectives (BBC2)
Great Ormond Street (BBC2)
The Murder Detectives (Channel 4)
The Tribe (Channel 4)

Specialist Factual

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC2)
Grayson Perry’s Dream House (Channel 4)
The Hunt (BBC1)
Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom (BBC2)

Single Documentary

Bitter Lake (BBC iPlayer)
Life After Suicide (BBC1)
Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids (BBC2)
My Son the Jihadi (Channel 4)


Back in Time for Dinner (BBC2)
The Great British Bake Off (BBC1)
Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild (Channel 4)
Travel Man (Channel 4)

Reality and Constructed Factual

First Dates (Channel 4)
Gogglebox (Channel 4)
I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here (ITV)
The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds (Channel 4)

Current Affairs

Children of the Gaza War (BBC2)
Escape from Isis – Dispatches (Channel 4)
Jihad: A British Story (ITV)
Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (BBC2)

News Coverage

BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special (BBC1)
Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre (Channel 4)
ITV News at 10: Refugee Crisis (ITV)
Sky News: From Turkey to Greece (Sky News)


The Ashes (Sky Sports)
The Grand National (Channel 4)
MOTD Live: FA Cup Final (BBC1)
Six Nations – Final Day (BBC1)

Live Event

Big Blue Live (BBC1)
The Sound of Music Live! (ITV)
Stargazing Live: Brit In Space, Tim Peake Special (BBC)
The Vote (More4)

Entertainment Programme

Adele at the BBC (BBC1)
Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)
Strictly Come Dancing BBC1)
TFI Friday anniversary special (Channel 4)

Scripted Comedy

Chewing Gum (E4)
Peep Show (Channel 4)
People Just Do Nothing (BBC3)
Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)

Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme

Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe (BBC2)
Have I Got News for You (BBC1)
Would I Lie To You (BBC1)

Radio Times Audience Award (Voted For by Members of the Public)

Doctor Foster The Great British Bake Off Humans Making a Murderer Peter Kay’s Car Share Poldark

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